U.S. Small Business Administration to Host “Meet the Lenders” Matchmaker Fair

PROVIDENCE, RI – Small business owners seeking financing for their firms will have the opportunity to meet representatives from SBA participating lenders during a Meet the Lenders Matchmaker Fair. The event will be held at the Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, December 15 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Registered small business owners will be scheduled for 15-minute, one-on-one meetings with loan officers, who will discuss financial needs and the options available. Business owners will be given the opportunity to pre-select desired meetings from a list of participating lenders.

Participating lenders include: Acción, BankNewport, Bay Colony Development Corp, Community Investment Corp, Greenwood Credit Union, Home Loan Investment Bank, Navigant Credit Union, Ocean State Business Development Authority, Pawtucket Credit Union, the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation, Webster Bank, and the Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA).

In order to register for the event, business owners must verify that they have a completed business plan.  SBA staff and resource partner representatives will also be on hand to meet with attendees to discuss their services.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  For more information and to obtain registration materials, contact Matthew Spoehr at the SBA Rhode Island District Office at (401) 528-4574 or email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov .

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